Infographic | What Natural Supplement is Best for Your Fitness Goals?

If you want to achieve your peak performance, your nutrition matters. And even if you pay attention to what you eat, natural supplements can help take you to the next level.

But not all supplements are created equal. After all, each one works a bit differently and, as a result, helps you achieve different goals. The options can be a little overwhelming.

This infographic from NOW Foods helps simplify it, making it easier for you to identify the best supplement for you. Let’s take a look at the supplements included:

Protein Powders

  • Egg White Protein – A high quality protein that’s easily absorbed and used by the body.
  • Pea Protein – Easy to digest and great for vegetarians or those who suffer from allergies.
  • Soy Protein (Non-GMO) – Supports cardiovascular health, protects against the formation of free radicals
  • Whey Protein – Derived from milk, this is a complete, high quality, bioavailable protein.
  • Creatine Monohydrate – Provides an energy reservoir for intense physical exertion and helps increase short-term endurance and strength.
  • Maltodextrin – Helps enhance muscle energy storage to sustain energy and endurance. Great for recovery after a workout.
  • Waxy Maize – Helps to replenish glycogen and sustain energy levels.
  • Arginine – Supports the immune system as well as detoxification and is needed to support growth.
  • AAKG – Helps to remove toxic protein metabolites, aids in protein synthesis and energy production.
  • BCAAs – These make up one-third of the amino acids in your muscles and play an important role in growing and repairing tissue.
  • Citrulline – Helps your body to maintain protein balance and remove toxic protein metabolites.
  • Glutamine – Support normal immune system functioning and maintenance of nitrogen balance.
  • Glycine – A calming neutrotransmitter that supports glycogen storage.
  • Ornithine – Plays a key role in the urea cycle.
  • Taurine – Required for maintaining and functioning of skeletal muscles.

Mass Builders

  • Creatine Monohydrate – Provides an energy reservoir for intense physical exertion and helps increase short-term endurance and strength.
  • Maltodextrin – Helps enhance muscle energy storage to sustain energy and endurance. Great for recovery after a workout.
  • Waxy Maize – Helps to replenish glycogen and sustain energy levels.

Amino Acids

  • Arginine – Supports the immune system as well as detoxification and is needed to support growth.
  • AAKG – Helps to remove toxic protein metabolites, aids in protein synthesis and energy production.
  • BCAAs – These make up one-third of the amino acids in your muscles and play an important role in growing and repairing tissue.
  • Citrulline – Helps your body to maintain protein balance and remove toxic protein metabolites.
  • Glutamine – Support normal immune system functioning and maintenance of nitrogen balance.
  • Glycine – A calming neutrotransmitter that supports glycogen storage.
  • Ornithine – Plays a key role in the urea cycle.
  • Taurine – Required for maintaining and functioning of skeletal muscles.

Diet Support

  • Creatine – Key for fat metabolism, also found in high concentrations in the heart.
  • CLA – Crucial fatty acid that can be found in dairy products.
  • GreenSelect® GTE – A green tea extract that supports healthy metabolism.
  • ForsLean – Coleus Forskohlii extract that supports the production of muscle tissue.
  • MCTs – Helps break down adipose tissue and encourage energy expenditure.
  • Beta-Alanine – Supports faster recovery and delays muscle fatigue.
  • Caffeine – Boosts mental alertness and supports endurance and energy expenditure.
  • D-Ribose – A simple sugar that’s required for ATP production.
  • Pyruvate – Supports carbohydrate metabolism, ATP production, and glycogen storage.

Energy and Endurance

  • Beta-Alanine – Supports faster recovery and delays muscle fatigue.
  • Caffeine – Boosts mental alertness and supports endurance and energy expenditure.
  • DRibose – A simple sugar that’s required for ATP production.
  • Pyruvate – Supports carbohydrate metabolism, ATP production, and glycogen storage.

Endocrine Support

  • IGF-1 – Supports tissue repair and the growth of muscle, cartilage, and other tissues.
  • Tongkat Ali LJ100 – Supports the functions of the endocrine system for men.
  • Maca – Supports reproductive health.
  • ZMA® – Key for healthy neuromuscular function, supports the immune system.

Check out the infographic to learn more about how each of these natural supplements can help support your fitness goals: optimize body composition, mood and motivation, build/maintain lean tissue, repair muscles, endurance, endocrine support, immune system support, and cardiovascular support.

Sports Nutrition Guide

 

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2 responses to “Infographic | What Natural Supplement is Best for Your Fitness Goals?

  1. Cool article! I never realized there were this many natural supplement options. Basically I have just been taking protein after workouts with creatine. I will have to look into some of the other supplements soon. Thanks for this list!

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